For six years, the late Texas artist Bob “Daddy-O” Wade’s beloved “Tango Frogs” — a collection of three 10-foot-tall frog sculptures perched atop Taco Cabana’s former Dallas Greenville location — brought joy to Taco Cabana guests and passerby. Following the location’s closure earlier this year, several members of the Dallas community have begged the question, “what will happen to the frogs?” Today, Taco Cabana has officially announced their new home.
Today, Taco Cabana will donate the “Tango Frogs” to the Truck Yard at 5624 Sears St. off Lowest Greenville Avenue in Dallas where they will take up permanent residence. The “Tango Frogs” will be prominently positioned atop the popular beer garden’s roof facing Sears St., welcoming visitors to the venue.
“I couldn’t be more hoppy,” said Jason Boso, owner of Truck Yard. “Truck Yard has always desired and worked toward being an iconic Dallas location that our city can be proud of. We will position the ‘Tango Frogs’ so they can be an Instagram-worthy staple in our city and to continue to show the appreciation of this ‘unfrogettable’ artwork.”
The former Taco Cabana location was originally a nightclub called Tango, where the “Tango Frogs” first claimed their home in 1983, and reclaimed the rooftop in 2014 when recovered and reinstalled by Taco Cabana.
“The Tango Frogs have been a member of the TC family for years and are an iconic part of the Lowest Greenville neighborhood,” said Rich Stockinger, CEO and President of Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. “It was so important for us to keep the frogs in the neighborhood and we couldn’t be happier to have found a new home for them at the Truck Yard. We thank Jason and the team behind the Lowest Greenville Collective for welcoming them into their family.”